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Huntington Beach Oil Spill Effects on Children Class Action

Like a number of recent class actions, this one sets responsibility for the Huntington Beach Oil Spill on three companies: Amplify Energy Corporation, Beta Operating Company, LLC, and Sam Pedro Bay Pipeline Company. Because they did not prevent the pipeline rupture or stop the oil from escaping promptly, the complaint alleges, children are being affected  Read more

California Beach Oil Spill

Huntington Beach Oil Spill Disaster and Inadequate Monitoring Class Action

Amplify Energy Corporation (AEC), Beta Operating Company (BOC), and San Pedro Bay Pipeline Company (SPBPC) are the companies in charge of the Elly Oil Platform and San Pedro Bay Pipeline that lie off the Orange County, California coastline. The complaint for this class action alleges that systems providing warnings of oil spills were inadequate or  Read more

Orange County Oil Spill

Norlite Facility Control of Fugitive Dust Emissions Class Action

The Norlite, LLC facility in Cohoes, New York is an aggregate production and hazardous waste incineration facility, which was bought by Tradebe Environmental Services, LLC and Tradebe Treatment and Recycling Northeast, LLC in 2011. The complaint alleges that the companies do not adequately control fugitive dust emissions from the Norlite facility, despite the a plan  Read more

Norlite Facility Seen from Saratoga Sites

Mountaire Poultry Processing Contamination Settlement

Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc. is settling the second of two class actions against it. In this case, the complaint alleged that Mountaire’s poultry processing facility in Millsboro, Delaware disposed of contaminated wastewater and liquified sludge near homes and property in a way that resulted in the contamination of groundwater with nitrates and other substances.  Read more

Mountaire's Millsboro, Delaware Facility

Protein Solutions Noxious Odor Settlement

Protein Solutions, LLC (now called LinkOne Protein, LLC) is paying a little short of a million dollars to settle a class action about its industrial protein processing plant in Joplin, Missouri. According to the complaint, the plant emitted bad odors into the surrounding areas because of the conduct of Protein Solutions.  Read more

Puppy Eating Out of Dog Dish

Sterilization Companies Ethylene Oxide Emissions Illinois Class Action

Ethylene oxide (EtO) is a carcinogen, says the complaint for this class action. It brings suit against three manufacturing and sterilization facilities in Willowbrook, Illinois, alleging that they emitted EtO into the atmosphere, “in both controlled and uncontrolled releases” over several decades.  Read more

Willowbrook Village Sign

Croda Plant at Atlas Point Carcinogenic Emissions Class Action

The substance known as EtO is odorless and colorless. Nevertheless, the complaint for this class action alleges that it is a known carcinogen, and that a plant owned by Croda, Inc. has been releasing it into the air in New Castle, Delaware, making people living nearby as much as four times more likely to develop  Read more

Croda Plant at Atlas Point, Sunset View

WestRock Wood Dust Nuisance Settlement

WestRock CP, LLC has entered into a settlement to resolve a class action about its West Point, Virginia facility. The complaint alleged that the facility emitted wood dust, which traveled onto other properties in the area, causing a loss of enjoyment of the properties. The loss of enjoyment allegations included a need for extra cleaning,  Read more

Union Carbide West Virginia Facility Ethylene Oxide Emissions Class Action

Union Carbide Corporation has a manufacturing facility in South Charleston, West Virginia that makes ethylene oxide for industrial purposes. The complaint for this class action calls the chemical “a powerful cancer-causing gas,” and alleges that the facility has been emitting it into the surrounding areas, “in both controlled and uncontrolled releases” for decades, thus raising  Read more

Aerial View of Union Carbide Property in South Charleston, WV

DuPont, 3M, Others Contaminated Water in Blades, Delaware Class Action

A number of class actions in recent years have address the poisoning of water sources by PFOA and PFOS chemicals used in firefighting foam at military bases. This case is similar, except that the chemicals come from manufacturing sources. The town is Blades, Delaware, and the companies named as defendants are E. I. DuPont de  Read more

Recycled Boat Event in Blades, Delaware